You would have to be living under a rock to not know about TED. This organization whose tag line is simply “ideas worth spreading” means to bring “riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.”
Each talk is usually less than 20 minutes long. Most of you would never even notice they are that long, they are that good.
TED is a pretty cool idea and has gained such popularity that TED organizations have cropped up all around the world. But other than showcasing terrific presentations and speeches, the very idea of TED itself can be useful.
If you were asked to give a TED talk next week, what would you do? More importantly—what is your big TED idea? What idea would be the centerpiece of a talk you could give that would be considered riveting and brand you a remarkable person? Consider starting there next time you have to address your board of directors or even your boss.
Design your own TED talk.
Great TED talks:
- Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity
- Erin McKean Redefines the Dictionary
- Julian Treasure: 5 Ways to Listen Better
Feel free to share your favorite TED talks here. Or, perhaps you’ve given one yourself. We’d love to hear it.